The words caches, cashes sound the same but have different meanings and spellings. Why do caches, cashes sound the same even though they are completely different words?
The answer is simple: caches, cashes are homophones of the English language.
Plural form of cache.
Third-person singular simple present indicative form of cash.
Definitions from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License and Wordnik.
Homophones (literally "same sound") are usually defined as words that share the same pronunciation, regardless of how they are spelled.